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Causeway Coastal Route

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Address: 160 Main Street, Bushmills BT57 8QE, Northern Ireland
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The Causeway Coastal Route is a designated scenic tourist drive around the...

The Causeway Coastal Route is a designated scenic tourist drive around the coast of Northern Ireland between the cities of Belfast and Londonderry. The route follows the coast and takes you to several major tourist attractions along the way including The Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Dunluce Castle, The Old Bushmills Whiskey Distillery and the Glens of Antrim. There are also nine scenic loop roads that run off the main Coastal Route. These are: Islandmagee, Slemish Mountain, Glenariff, Glendun, Torr Road, Glenshesk, Bann Valley, Binevenagh Mountain and the Roe Vally. One of these (Torr Scenic Road)is quite narrow so do be careful if your not used to our small roads, one tip is to pull in your wing mirrors on the Torr Road.

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Stunning views biker friendly roads

We came all the way up the A2, stunning scenery lovely villages and biker friendly roads in good condition, lots of little places to stop off for a drink, food or a snack or just... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2016
Portsmouth, Hampshire
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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

This was one of the main reasons for coming to Northern Ireland. We had been to Belfast as a port on a cruise but the tour to the Giants causeway was too long so, here we are independently. It is very definately worth the visit - take the audio guide. There are routes to suit all types of visitor from... More 

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Portsmouth, Hampshire
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

We came all the way up the A2, stunning scenery lovely villages and biker friendly roads in good condition, lots of little places to stop off for a drink, food or a snack or just to take in the views.

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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

We visited the Giant's Causeway and drove along the coastal route on a beautiful spring day. The weather was sunny and clear (a bit unusual for the coast) and the water was a stunning turquoise with lovely cliffs. Very worth the drive if the weather is nice.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We drove along the coast from Belfast on our way to Galway. It was a beautiful ride but a little stressful for my husband who complained about missing some of the ocean views because he was focused on driving their narrow, windy roads. Well worth spending a day along the Coastal Route.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

My Wife and I drove the route from Carrickfergus to Londonderry with overnights at Ballygally, Ballycastle, Portrush and Londonderry. A very interesting trip along the coast but do look at the various websites that show what to see if you explore the various glens that lead off the route inland. They add to the experience. The Giants Causeway is the... More 

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Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We drove from Cushindall across to Derry stopping along the way. Saw the black basalt stones, the white chalk, the Great Causeways, Dunluce Castle etc.

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Limavady, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Brillant costal views with some nice picknick areas and restaraunts to stop at. This road goes from portrush the giants causeway also passing dunluce castle Some of Northern Irelands most famous land marks needs to be seen.

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Thurso, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

A must do, such amazing scenery. We were lucky to have good weather which showed the area off to its best. Don't just stick to the A2, explore the lovely coastal villages of Cushendun and Cushendall. The Torr Road from Cushendun is rather narrow at times but well worth it. Torr Head is a stunning viewpoint, well worth the short... More 

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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Reviewed 29 May 2016

Plan to spend the time - this is a route that deserves the time of relaxation and reflection because the natural beauty is absolutely stunning.

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Reviewed 28 May 2016

Where exactly is the Causeway coast, well that is open to debate. I lived around that area for more than 40 years and after returning I found it to have changed. Previously I would have said it started around Cushendall and worked its way up and around to Portstewart, now I see reports it is from Belfast all the way... More 

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